Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton plan to take a coronavirus vaccine on camera to raise confidence in its safety.
Mr. Obama said in an interview excerpt on Sirius XM released Wednesday that if the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told him the vaccine was safe, he would believe him and signaled that he’d take it himself.
“So, if Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, immunize you from getting COVID,” he said. “Absolutely, I’m going to take it.”
“I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it,” he said. “I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don’t trust is getting COVID.”
Two of his living predecessors said they would